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FOURTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON RECENT ADVANCES IN ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH

MARRIOTT HOTEL, JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI, USA
SEPTEMBER 16-19, 2007

Oral Presentations

Students [Poster A]

 Faculty/Scientists [Poster B]

PA - 01

Geographical Disparities in the Distribution of Board Certified Cardiologists and Oncologists in Mississippi

Daniel F. Sarpong and Babatunde Fahm II

Jackson Heart Study Coordinating Center, Jackson State University

 

PA - 02

Prescription of American Diabetes Association Dietary and Physical Activity Recommendation for Pre-diabetics: A Review 

Tabeth Jiri and Daniel Sarpong

Jackson Heart Study Coordinating Center, Jackson State University

 

PA - 03

First Responders Training, Certification and Recertification in First Aid and Safety Techniques for Preparedness in Emergency Situations and Disasters 

Karen Saddler

Department of Behavioral and Environmental Health, Jackson State University,

320 West Woodrow Wilson Drive, Jackson Medical Mall, Jackson, MS  39213, USA

 

PA - 04

Genotoxic Effects and Oxidative Stress in Human Liver Carcinoma (HepG2) Cells Exposed to Arsenic Trioxide 

Erika Brown, Clement G. Yedjou, and Paul B. Tchounwou

 

Molecular Toxicology Research Laboratory, NIH-Center for Environmental Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, MS, USA

 

PA - 05

Estradiol Enhances Cellular Proliferation in Human Jurkat T-Cells and Human Leukemia (Hl-60) Cells 

Sheryl Carpenter, Erika Brown, Clement Yedjou, and Paul Tchounwou

Cellomics and Toxicogenomics Research Laboratory, NIH-Center for Environmental Health,

College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street,

P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, MS, USA.

 

PA - 06

Cytotoxicity of FE3O4 Nanoparticles to Human Skin HACAT Keratinocytes 

Shuguang Wang, Erica Booker, Yiming Liu, and Hongtao Yu 

Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 07

N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine (NAC) Inhibits Oxidative Stress and Genotoxicity in Lead Nitrate-Treated HepG2 Cells

Daren Waters, Clement G. Yedjou, and Paul B. Tchounwou 

Cellomics and Toxicogenomics Research Laboratory, NIH-Center for Environmental Health,

College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street,

P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 08

Lead-Induced Cytotoxicity and Oxidative Stress an Human Breast Carcinoma (MCF-7) Cells

Shalonda Hannah, Samuel Haile, Dwayne Sutton, Clement G. Yedjou, and Paul B. Tchounwou 

Cellomics and Toxicogenomics Research Laboratory, NIH-Center for Environmental Health,

College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street,

P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, MS, USA

 

PA - 09

Synergy Effect of Β-Estradiol in Human Jurkat T-Cells

Michael Johnson1, Erika Brown2, Clement Yedjou2, and Joseph Cameron2 

1Hinds Community College, Raymond, Mississippi, USA

2Cellomics and Toxicogenomics Research Laboratory, NIH-Center for Environmental Health,

College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street,

P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, MS, USA

 

PA - 10

In-Vitro Cytotoxic and Genotoxic Effect of Arsenic Trioxide on Human Jurkat T- Cells using the MTT and Alkaline Single Cell Electrophoresis (Comet) Assays  

La’Mont Sutton, Clement Yedjou, Naomi Campbell, and Paul Tchounwou 

Cellomics and Toxicogenomics Research Laboratory, NIH-Center for Environmental Health,

College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street,

P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 11

Lead-Induced Oxidative Stress in Human Liver Carcinoma (HepG2) Cells  

Matthews Steverson, Clement G. Yedjou, and Paul B. Tchounwou  

Molecular Toxicology Research Laboratory, NIH-Center for Environmental Health,

College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street,

P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, MS, USA.

 

PA - 12

Malathion-Induced Transcriptional Activation of Stress Genes in Human Liver Carcinoma (HepG2) Cells 

Pamela Moore, Ali Ishaque, Anita Patlolla, Clement Yedjou, and Paul B. Tchounwou 

Molecular Toxicology Research Laboratory, NIH-Center for Environmental Health,

College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, Box 18540, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 13

Chromium-Induced Oxidative Stress in Goldfish, Carassius auratu 

Ramulu Pavereddy and Paul B. Tchounwou  

Environmental Toxicology Research Laboratory, NIH-RCMI Center for Environmental Health,

College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 14

Biotoxicity Of Liquid Crystals From Obsolete Laptop Computers 

Ran An2, Yadong Li1, and Hongtao Yu2

1Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering,

2Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 15

P53 And Bcl-2 Expression and DNA Synthesis in Breast and Lung Carcinoma Cells Exposed to Arsenic Trioxide 

Alice Marie Walker1, Jacqueline J. Stevens1, and Paul B. Tchounwou2 

1Molecular Toxicology Research Laboratory,

2Molecular and Cellular Biology Research Laboratory,

 NIH-Center for Environmental Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology,

Jackson State University, 1400 JR Lynch Street, P. O. Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi.

 

PA - 16

Serum Aminotransferases as Biomarkers of Carbon Nano-Tube Induced Hepatotoxicity in Male Swiss-Webster Mice 

Labreshia Mims2, Paul B.Tchounwou1 and Anita K. Patlolla1 

 1Molecular Toxicology Research Laboratory, NIH-Center for Environmental Health,

JSU, Jackson, MS, USA

2SEPA summer 2007 student, CSET, JSU, Jackson, MS, USA

 

PA - 17

Light-Induced DNA Cleavage by Hair Dye Ingredient Chemicals: Chlorine Substituted or Non-Substituted Phenylenediamines

Charity N. Mosley, Danielle Brown, Ivy Wicks, Anna Hodges, Shuguang Wang, and Hongtao Yu 

Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, 1400 J R Lynch Street, Jackson, MS  39217, USA

 

PA - 18

Molecular and Cellular Effects of Lead on Human Epithelial Cells (HACAT) 

Towanta Reese and Barbara Graham-Evans 

Molecular Toxicology Research Laboratory, College of Science, Engineering and Technology,

Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, Box 18540 Jackson, Mississippi 39217, USA

 

PA - 19

Molecular and Cellular Effects of Mercury on Human Jurkat T- Cells  

Anthony D. Powell and Barbara Graham-Evans 

Molecular Toxicology Research Laboratory,  College of Science, Engineering and Technology,

Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, Box 18540 Jackson, Mississippi 39217, USA

 

PA - 20

Copper-Induced Apoptosis in Human Liver Carcinoma (HepG2) Cells using Annexin V and Caspase-3

Cecilia R. Newsome and Paul B. Tchounwou 

Molecular Toxicology Research Laboratory, NIH-Center for Environmental Health,

College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, MS, USA

 

PA - 21

Apoptosis in Human Liver Carcinoma (HepG2) Cells Exposed to Dinitrotoluenes 

Konsuela Glass and Paul B. Tchounwou 

Molecular Toxicology Research Laboratory, NIH-Center for Environmental Health,

College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA.

 

PA - 22

Vernonia amygdalina Extracts May Decrease Paclitaxel, Doxorubicine, and Vincristine Therapeutic Dosage

Yi Zhang1, Carolyn B. Howard2,3, and Ernest B. Izevbigie1,2,3 

1The Laboratory of Cellular Signaling, Phytoceuticals, and Cancer Prevention and Therapies;

2NIH-Center for Environment Health, College of Science Engineering and Technology;

3Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 23

The Anti-Proliferative Actions of Vernonia amygdalina Extracts in Human Prostate Cancerous Cells is Achieved by Microtubule Distabilization 

William K. Johnson1,3, Ernest B. Izevbigie 1,2,3, Stephanie Richardson4, and Mary Ann Jordan4 

1The Laboratory of Cellular Signaling, Phytoceuticals, and Cancer Prevention and Therapies.

2NIH-Center for Environment Health, College of Science Engineering and Technology.

3Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA 4Department of Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology, University of California Santa Barbara, California, USA

 

PA - 24

Organic Solvent Fractions of Ocimum gratissimum Leaves Exhibit Greater Anti-Proliferation Activity on Prostate Adenocarcinoma (PC-3) Cells than its Aqueous Crude Extract 

Melvanique S. Thomas1,3,  Jelani C. Zarif1,3,  Derrick White1,3,  Lauraetta R. Lockridge1,3

and Stephen I. N. Ekunwe1,2,3 

1Microbial Molecular Genetics, Cancer and Phytonutriceuticals Research Laboratory

2NIH-Center for Environmental Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology

3Department of Biology, Jackson State University, 1400 J.R. Lynch Street,

P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, MS39217, USA

 

PA - 25

Markers for Vernonia amygadalina Extracts Anti-Cancer Activity 

Daniel Arap Oyugi1,3, Xuan Luo4, Ernest B. Izevbigie1,2,3, Carolyn B. Howard2,3, Ken S. Lee2,4 

1The Laboratory of Cellular Signaling, Phytoceuticals, Cancer Prevention and Therapies

2NIH-Center for Environmental Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology

3Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

4Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 26

Standardization Protocol for Vernonia amygdalina Extracts Anti-Cancer Activity  

Daniel Arap Oyugi1,3, Xuan Luo4, Ernest B. Izevbigie1,2,3, Ken S. Lee2,4 

1The Laboratory of Cellular Signaling, Phytoceuticals, Cancer Prevention and Therapies

2NIH-Center for Environmental Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology

3Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

4Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 27

Isolation and Restriction Enzyme-Digestion of High Molecular Weight-Genomic DNA From V. amygdalina 

Lecia Gresham1,2 and Ernest B. Izevbigie1,2,3 

1The Laboratory of Cellular Signaling, Phytoceuticals, Cancer Prevention and Therapies

2NIH-Center for Environmental Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology

3Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 28

Ductal Carcinoma Cell Growth is Vitiated By Vernonia amygdalina Extracts  

Lecia Gresham1,2 and Ernest B. Izevbigie1,2,3 

1The Laboratory of Cellular Signaling, Phytoceuticals, and Cancer Prevention and Therapies;

2NIH-Center for Environment Health, College of Science Engineering and Technology;

3Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 29

Berlinia Sp. Extracts Evoke Anti-Mitogenic Actions on Human Breast Tumoral Cells 

Marrion G. Harper1, and Ernest B. Izevbigie1,2 

1The Laboratory of Cellular Signaling, Phytoceuticals, and Cancer Prevention and Therapies,

Department of Biology, 2National Institutes of Health Center for Environmental Health,

Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 30

The Effect of Vernonia amygdalina Extracts on Pc-3 Prostate Cancer Cells 
Brandon J. Hill1,3, Daniel Oyugi1,3, and Ernest B. Izevbigie1,2,3 
1The Laboratory of Cellular Signaling, Phytoceuticals, and Cancer Prevention and Therapies; 
2NIH-Center for Environment Health, College of Science Engineering and Technology; 
3Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA.

 

PA - 31

Paclitaxel-Resistant Androgen-Independent Prostate Carcinoma Cells are Responsive to Vernonia amygdalina Actions 

Keyuna S. Seals1,3 and Ernest B. Izevbigie1,2,3 

1The Laboratory of Cellular Signaling, Phytoceuticals, and Cancer Prevention and Therapies;

2NIH-Center for Environment Health, College of Science Engineering and Technology;

3Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA.

 

PA - 32

Inhibition of Exracellularly-Regulated Kinase (ERK) Downregulates Apoptosis Induced by Diesel Exhaust Particles-Bound Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Alveolar Macrophages

James Kelley, Paul B. Tchounwou, and Ramzi M. Kafoury 

Center for Environmental Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology,

Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi, USA 

 

PA - 33

Using a Geographic Information System (GIS) to Compare Obesity Rates of Communities in the United States 

James Kelley

Environmental Science Department, College of Science, Engineering and Technology,

Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi, USA 

 

PA - 34

Relationship Between the Number of Aquaporins and Hydrogen Gas Production in Cyanobacteria 

Zandra Cole1, Daya Cohly1, Raphael Isokpehi1, Rajendram V. Rajnarayanan2, and Hari H. P. Cohly1 

1Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

2Department of Chemistry, Tougaloo College, Jackson, MS 39174, USA

 

PA - 35

Taxonomic Distribution of Sodium-Hydrogen Exchangers with Universal Stress Protein Domain 

Zandra L. Cole1, Shaneka S. Simmons1, Hari H.P. Cohly1, Rajendram V. Rajnarayanan2

and Raphael D. Isokpehi1 

1Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson MS 39217, USA;

2Department of Chemistry, Tougaloo College, Jackson MS 39174, USA

 

PA - 36

Arabidopsis Cation/Hydrogen Exchanger Genes Upregulated in Response to Environmental Stress 

Shaneka S. Simmons, Hari H.P. Cohly, Raphael D. Isokpehi 

Department of Biology and Environmental Science PhD Program, Jackson State University,

Jackson MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 37

Building a Corpus of Literature Articles on Giardia lamblia 

Nyasha Chambwe1, Cynthia D. Jeffries1, Hari H.P. Cohly1, Rajendram V. Rajnarayanan2 and Raphael D. Isokpehi1 

1Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson MS 39217, USA

2Department of Chemistry, Tougaloo College, Jackson MS 39174, USA

 

PA - 38

Information Superstructure for Comparative Analyses of Host and Parasite Aquaporins

Raphael D. Isokpehi1, Nyasha Chambwe1, Jessica M. Murray1, Cynthia D. Jeffries1, Hari H.P. Cohly1, Subhangi Varadharajan2 and Rajendram V. Rajnarayanan3 

1Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson MS 39217, USA

2Department of Chemistry, D. G. Vaishnav College, TN, India

3Department of Chemistry, Tougaloo College, Jackson, MS 39174, USA

 

PA - 39

Anti-Malarial Drug Discovery: Exploring the Infectome and Gene-Chemical Interaction Profile of Human Malarial Infection 

Rajendram V. Rajnarayanan1, Raphael D. Isokpehi2, Subodh Anand Agrawal Jr3 and Hari H.P. Cohly2

1Department of Chemistry, Tougaloo College, Jackson Mississippi 39174, USA 

2Department of Biology and RCMI Center for Environmental Health, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

3Athens Academy, Athens, GA 30606, USA

 

PA - 40

Modulation of Intra/Inter Cellular Molecular Transport by Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals  

Subodh Anand Agrawal Jr.1, Rajendram V. Rajnarayanan2, Raphael D. Isokpehi3 and Hari HP Cohly2 

1Athens Academy, Athens, GA, 30606, USA

2Department of Chemistry, Tougaloo College, Jackson MS 39174,  USA

3Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 41

The Aquaporin Gene Family: Expression in Normal and Neoplastic Tissues 

Christopher Nevels1, Cynthia D. Jeffries1, Hari H.P. Cohly1, Rajendram V. Rajnarayanan2, and Raphael D. Isokpehi1 

1Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

2Department of Chemistry, Tougaloo College, Jackson, MS 39174, USA

 

PA - 42

Mining Chemical-Aquaporin Association from Medline Abstracts 

Christopher Nevels1, Jessica M. Murray1, Cynthia D. Jeffries1, Hari H.P. Cohly1, Rajendram V Rajnarayanan2 and Raphael D. Isokpehi1 

1Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson MS 39217, USA

2Department of Chemistry, Tougaloo College, Jackson MS 3917, USA

 

PA - 43

Differential DNA Damage from Ionizing Radiation in Two Strains of Aureobasidium pullulans 

Ashley N. Davis1, Raphael D. Isokpehi1, Tamas Torok2, Barbara E. Graham-Evans1 and Naomi Campbell3 

1Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi 39217, USA

2Center for Environmental Biotechnology, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California, USA

3Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson Mississippi 39217, USA

 

PA - 44

Comparative Analysis of Chromosome Length and Gene Count of Mammalian Genomes  

Stedman Ashley, Bharat Agrawal, Melody Jones, Hari H.P. Cohly, Raphael D. Isokpehi  

Bioinformatics & Computational Biology Research Group, Department of Biology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, Mississippi, USA 

 

PA - 45

Annotation of Medline Abstracts on Mammalian aquaporins with Chemical Entities of Biological Interest 

Cynthia D. Jeffries1, Nyasha Chambwe1, Jessica M. Murray1, Hari H. P. Cohly1, Rajendram V. Rajnarayanan2 and Raphael D. Isokpehi1 

1Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson MS 39217, USA

2Department of Chemistry, Tougaloo College, Jackson, MS 39174, USA

 

PA - 46

Ionic Control of Water Transport in Arabidopsis aquaporins 

Deirdre A. Thomas1, Baraka S. Williams1, Christopher Nevels1, Rajendram V Rajnarayanan2, Raphael D. Isokpehi1, and Hari H.P. Cohly1 

1Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson MS 39217, USA

2Department of Chemistry, Tougaloo College, Jackson MS 39174, USA

 

PA - 47

The Probiotic Bacteria Lactobacillus plantarum has the Highest Number of Glycerol Uptake Facilitators among the Prokaryotes 

Katrina Melvin1, Baraka Williams1, Teresa Pegues1, Hari H.P. Cohly1, Rajendram V. Rajnarayanan2

and Raphael D. Isokpehi1 

1Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson MS 39217, USA

2Department of Chemistry, Tougaloo College, Jackson MS 39174, USA

 

PA - 48

Patterns of Abundance and Distribution, and their Relation to Environmental Factors, in Groundfish of the Northern Gulf of Mexico 

Natasha R. Magee-Woods, and Paul B. Tchounwou 

Department of Environmental Science, College of Science, Engineering and Technology,

Jackson State  University, 1400 JR Lynch Street, P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, MS, USA 

 

PA - 49

Assessment of the Macrobenthic Invertebrate Abundance and Distribution in Three Mississippi Gulf Coast Bayous 

Jonathan Watkins1, Paulinus Chigbu2, Paul Tchounwou1, Ibrahim Farah1 and Marcus Sims1 

1Department of Biology, Marine Science Program, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

2NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center, University of Maryland,

Eastern Shore, 11868 Academic Oval, Princess Anne, MD 21853, USA

 

PA - 50

Assessment of Bacteriological Water Quality in Two Bayous of Grand Bay Nerr Mississippi 

Stephen S. Kishinhi1, Paul B. Tchounwou1, Ibrahim O. Farah1, Mark Woodrey2, Dave Ruple2 and Marcus Sims1 

1Department of Biology; Environmental Microbiology Research Laboratory, NIH – Center for Environmental Health, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University,  Box 18540, Jackson, MS 39217, USA.

2Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Moss Point, MS 39562, USA

 

PA - 51

Selective Coprecipitation of Trace Elements by Ytterbium Hydroxide from Fish Otoliths  

Domingos D. Afonso1, Zikri Arslan2, and Anthony J. Bednar3 

1Environmental Science PhD Program, College of Engineering, Science and Technology, Jackson State University, P. O. Box 18540, 1400 Lynch Street, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

2Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, P. O. Box 17910, 1400 Lynch Street, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

3US Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), Waterways Experiment Station,

3909 Halls Ferry Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180, USA

 

PA - 52

Assessment of Heavy Metal Profiles in East Biloxi After Hurricane Katrina 

Domingos D. Afonso1, Zikri Arslan2, Pao-Chiang Yuan3, and Anthony J. Bednar4 

1Environmental Science PhD Program, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, P. O. Box 18540, 1400 Lynch Street, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

2Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, Box 17910, 1400 Lynch Street, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

3Hazardous Materials Management Program, Department of Technology, Jackson State University, Box 18480, 1400 Lynch Street, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

4US Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), Waterways Experiment Station, 3909 Halls Ferry Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180, USA

 

PA - 53

Accumulation Profile of Cadmium, Lead, and Mercury in Otolith Organs of Goldfish 

Cristina Nica1, Zikri Arslan2, and Anthony J. Bednar3 

1Environmental Science Ph D Program, College of Engineering, Science and Technology, Jackson State University, PO Box 18540, 1400 Lynch Street, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

2Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, P. O. Box 17910, 1400 Lynch Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39217 USA

3US Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), Waterways Experiment Station, 3909 Halls Ferry Road, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180, USA

 

PA - 54

Photolytic Degradation of Brominated Flame Retardants in the Environment 

Bradnado B. Turnquest1, Xiaojun Niu2, and Yadong Li1 

1Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217-0168, USA

2School of Environmental Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology,

Guangzhou 510641, P. R. China School of Environmental Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510641, P. R. China 3School of Chemical Engineering

 

PA - 55

Phytomanaging Firing Range Soils using Cyperus esculentus (Yellow Nutsedge) 

Afrachanna D. Butler1, Victor Medina1, and Maria Begonia2 

1Hazardous Waste Research Center, US Army Corps of Engineer-Engineer Research and Development Center, 3909 Halls Ferry Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180, USA

2Department of Biology, College of Science, Engineering, and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 J.R. Lynch Street, P.O. Box 18540, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 56

Bioaccumulation of Cadmium and Growth Responses of Morning Glory (Ipomea lacunosa) Cultivated in a Heavy Metal-Contaminated Soil 

Talia Sanders, Maria F. T. Begonia, Gregorio B. Begonia, Jennifer Ntoni, Gloria Miller, Juanquina Thomas and  Ka’Shiris Walton 

Department of Biology, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 57

Chelate-Mediated Changes in Metal Solubility Affect Uptake and Translocation of Cadmium by Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.): Implications in the Phytoremediation of Metal-Contaminated Soils 

J.  Ntoni, M. T. Begonia, G. B. Begonia, and G. S. Miller 

Department of Biology, P.O. Box 18540, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 58

Effects of Cadmium on the Production of Phytochelatins by Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) during Phytoextraction  

Jennifer N. Ntoni, Maria T. Begonia, Gregorio B. Begonia, Gloria S. Miller, and Miriam Ighoavodha 

Department of Biology, P. O. Box 18540, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson MS 39217 USA

 

PA - 59

Environmental Analysis for Industrial Districts Implantation using Geoprocessing Techniques 

Luciane Baretta, Maurício Roberto Veronez, and Alessandro Ott Reinhardt 

Graduate Program in Geology, Vale do Rio dos Sinos University, UNISINOS, Avenida Unisinos 950, CEP 93022-000, São Leopoldo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

 

PA - 60

Hyper Saline Waste Water Treatment – Influence of TDIS Concentration on Biofilm Configured Periodic Discontinous Operation 

Yasodhara Bapatla   

Center for Environment, Institute of Science and Technology, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kukatpally, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.

 

PA - 61

Seed Germination Study of Wigeongrass (Ruppia maritima) to Promote Coastal Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) Restoration   

Yvonne L. Sanders1, Hyun J. Cho1, Jonathan R. Jones1 and Christopher A. May2 

1Department of Biology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch St. Jackson, Mississippi, USA

2Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, 6005 Bayou Heron Road, Moss Point, Mississippi 39562, USA

 

PA - 62

GIS Visualization of Seasonal Changes in Seagrass Community of Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Mississippi 

Jonathan R. Jones, Melissa A. Larmer, and Hyun J. Cho 

Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 63

Evaluation of Vegetation Indices for Remote Detection of Canopy Forming Submerged Aquatic Vegetation 

Melissa A. Larmer1, Jonathan R. Jones1, Hyun J. Cho1, Jerrica Stimage2, Mae Cathryne Jackson2, and Maria F. Begonia1 

1Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

2Hinds Community College, 34175 Hwy 18 West, Utica, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 64

Implementation of Multi -Scale Air Pollution Modeling for Mississippi Gulfport 

Srinivas V. Challa1, Jayakumar Indrcanti1, Julius M. Baham1, Chuck Patrick1, Monika K.   Rabarison1, John Young1, Robert Hughes1, Anjaneyulu Yerramilli1, and Shelton Swanier2 

1Trent Lott Geospatial Visualisation Research Centre, Mississippi e-Center, JSU, 1230 Raymond Road, Jackson State University, Mississippi 39217, USA

2Strategic Initiatives, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 65

Ensemble Simulations with Mesoscale Atmospheric and Dispersion Models (Wrf-Hysplit) for Air Pollution Study in Mississippi Gulf Coastal Region 

Srinivas V. Challa1, Jayakumar Indrcanti1, Julius M. Baham1, Chuck Patrick1, Monika K.   Rabarison1, John Young1, Robert Hughes1, Anjaneyulu.Yerramilli1, and Shelton Swanier2 

1Trent Lott Geospatial Visualisation Research Centre, Mississippi e-Center, JSU, 1230 Raymond Road, Jackson State University, Mississippi 39217, USA

2Strategic Initiatives, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 66

Development of Gis Based Emergency Evacuation and Sheltering Model for Disaster Management  

Jayakumar Indrcanti1, Srinivas V. Challa1, Julius M. Baham1, Chuck Patrick1, Monika K. Rabarison1, John Young1, Robert Hughes1, Anjaneyulu Yerramilli1, and Shelton Swanier2 

1Trent Lott Geospatial Visualisation Research Centre, Mississippi e-Centre, JSU, 1230 Raymond Road, Jackson State University, Mississippi 39217, USA

2Strategic Initiatives, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 67

Determinative and Stochastic Mapping of Air Pollution using Sparse Spatial Observations for Total Health Risk Assessment Studies 

Jayakumar Indrcanti1, Srinivas. V. Challa1, Julius M. Baham1, Chuck Patrick1, Monika K. Rabarison1, John Young1, Robert Hughes1, Anjaneyulu Yerramilli1, and Shelton Swanier2 

1Trent Lott Geospatial Visualisation Research Centre, Mississippi e-Center, JSU, 1230 Raymond Road, Jackson State University, Mississippi 39217, USA

2Strategic Initiatives, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 68

A GIS Based Urban Road Transport Emission Assessment and Management (Urteam) Tool for Traffic Pollution Exposure  

Jayakumar Indrcanti1, Srinivas. V. Challa1, Julius M. Baham1, Chuck Patrick1, Monika K. Rabarison1, John Young1, Robert Hughes1, Anjaneyulu Yerramilli1, and Shelton Swanier2 

1Trent Lott Geospatial Visualisation Research Centre, Mississippi e-Center, JSU, 1230 Raymond Road, Jackson State University, Mississippi 39217, USA

2Strategic Initiatives, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 69

GIS Based Flood Risk Assessment and Infrastructural Loss Estimation for Pearl River Basin, Mississippi  

Sudha Yerramilli1, Srinivas V. Challa2, Jayakumar Indrcanti2, Julius M. Baham2, Chuck Patrick2, Monika K. Rabarison2, John Young2, Robert Hughes2, Anjaneyulu Yerramilli2 

1Dept of Regional and Urban Planning, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

2Trent Lott Geospatial Visualisation Research Center, Mississippi e-Center, JSU, 1230 Raymond Road, Jackson State University, Mississippi 39217, USA

 

PA - 70

Impact of Climate Change on Regional Scale River Flooding – A Case Study of Pearl River Basin 

Sudha Yerramilli1, Srinivas V. Challa2, Jayakumar Indrcanti2, Julius M. Baham2, Chuck Patrick2, Monika K. Rabarison2, John Young2, Robert Hughes2, Anjaneyulu Yerramilli2 

1Dept of Regional and Urban Planning, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

2Trent Lott Geospatial Visualization Research Center, Mississippi e-Center, JSU, 1230 Raymond Road, Jackson State University, Mississippi 39217, USA

 

PA - 71

Environmental Meteorology and Climatology 

Neal Gompa1, Trinity Wilson2, Amaka Njoku2, Remata Reddy3and Paul Tchounwou4 

1Clinton High School, Clinton, Mississippi, USA; 2Piney Woods High School, Jackson, Mississippi, USA; 3Dept. of Physics, Atmospheric Sciences and

Geoscience, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, USA; 4College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, USA

 

PA - 72

Solvent Effect on the Photochemical Degradation of Some Mono-and Dinitro-Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons 

Gernerique Stewart, Tracy Harris, Keonia Smith, and Hongtao Yu 

Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 73

Study of Immobilizing Enzymes on Nanoparticles and Conversion of  Lignocellulosic Biomass by using Cellulase 

Sean Cook1, Peng Wang1, Xiaoke Hu1, Jennifer Ntoni1, Maria Begonia1, Ken S. Lee2, and Huey-Min Hwang1 

1Biology Department and 2Chemistry Department, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, 39217, USA

 

PA - 74

Synthesis of Spiro-Isoxazolines via Intramolecular Cyclization 

Eric McClendon and Ashton T. Hamme II 

Department of Chemistry, College of Science, Engineering and Technology,

Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box 17910, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 75

Lewis Acid Promoted 1,3-Dipolar Cycloaddition Reactions in Water 

Leonre Hicks and Ashton T. Hamme II 

Department of Chemistry, College of Science, Engineering and Technology,

Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, P.O. Box 17910, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

 

PA - 76

A Green Chemistry Approach Towards the Synthesis of Pyrazoline and Related Compounds 

Sureshbabu Dadiboyena and Ashton T. Hamme II 

Department of Chemistry, CSET, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 77

Study of Chemical Compositions of a Nigerian Edible Plant Venonia amygdalina (Va) 

Xuan Luo1, Daniel Oyugi2,4, Ernest B. Izevbigie2,3,4, and Ken S. Lee1 

1Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi 39217, USA

2The Laboratory of Cellular Signaling, Phytoceuticals, and Cancer Prevention and Therapie;

3NIH-Center for Environment Health, College of Science Engineering and Technology;

4Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 78

Study in the Reaction of Cyanamide with 1,3-Diaminopropane: Formation of Melamine and Tetrahydro-2-Pyrimidinone 

Eva Clark1, Vyvyca Jones1, Ed Valente2 and Ken S. Lee1 

1Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

2Department of Chemistry, Mississippi College, Clinton, MS 39056, USA

 

PA - 79

Preparation of Aromatase Inhibitors: Synthesis of 4-(2-Imidazolylethyl) Benzonitrile and 4-(2-Imidazolylethyl) Benzoic Acid 

Don Gibson, Katrina Johnson, Jaehwa Choi and Ken S. Lee 

Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217

 

PA - 80

Direct Observation of Cellulose Acetate Separated from Sawdust by Scanning Electron Microscope and Determination of Lignin from Sawdust and Leftover from The Reaction in Ionic Liquid 

Samantha Ford1,  Danielle Payton1, Maria Begonia2, Huey-Min Hwang2, Quinton Williams3, and Ken S. Lee1     

1Department of Chemistry, 2Department of Biology,

3Department of Physics and Atmoshephric Science, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 81

Prepartion of Possible Agmatinase Inhibitor: Synthesis of Piperazinecarboxamidine (PCA) 

Vyvyca Jones, Erick Ellis, Eva Clark, and Ken S. Lee 

Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

 

PA - 82

Molecular Dynamic Studies of the Binding Characteristics of Phosphates to Sevelamer Hydrochloride Implicitly Solvated – A Continued Assessment of a Novel Technique to Reduce Phosphates Contamination 

Anika A. Odukale1, Reginald Parker2, Christopher D. Batich3, Edward A. Ross4, T. Dwight McGee3, Jesse Edwards3 

1Department of Materials Engineering University of Florida, Gainesville, FL  32608, USA

 2Ubiquitous Technologies Inc., Victoria, TX  77904, USA

 3Department of Chemistry Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, F, 32307, USA

 4Department of Nephrology, Shands Hospital, Gainesville, F, 32608, USA

 

PA - 83

Ab Initio Studies of Several Small Halogen Containing Compounds (X-Br Where X=H, F, Cl, Br) using Relatively Small Basis Sets 

Paul Ngasi1, T. Dwight McGee2, Joseph S. Francisco3, Vernon R. Morris1, and Jesse Edwards2 

1Howard University, Department of Chemistry, Washington, D.C. 20059, USA

2Department of Chemistry, Florida A & M University, Tallahassee, FL 32307, USA

3Department of Chemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA

 

PA - 84

Computational Studies of Several Derivatives of the XI5 HIV-1 Protease Polypeptide Inhibitors 

Charlyne Jean1, T. Dwight McGee1, Ben Dunn2, Jesse Edwards1, and Adrian E. Roitberg3

1Department of Chemistry, Florida A & M University, Tallahassee, FL 32307, USA

2Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 32608, USA

3Department of Chemistry and Quantum Theory Project, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32608, USA

 

PA - 85

Singlet Oxygen Photosensitization upon Two-Photon Excitation of Free- and Metallo-Phthalocyanines 

Naveen Gandra and Ruomei Gao 

Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, Jackson, MS 39217, USA